The Daily Gazette Letter to the Editor: Share your views on NY Aid in Dying law
An excerpt from Daily Gazette letter to the editor by Ballston Lake resident Ruth Curley, “Share your views on NY Aid in Dying law,” published March 7, 2020:
…My relative underwent treatment for a brain tumor, ultimately declined a second phase of treatment and passed at 59. Instead of fading away over several weeks, a medical option would have allowed a more peaceful end, with family members knowing the timing of the outcome and being present, instead of not. Honestly, I do not know if this relative would have used a medical option, but I have read that the option reduces stress and brings some comfort to people with terminal diagnoses, even if they do not use it, to know they have some control.
Whatever your opinion, please make yours known to your Assembly representative and state senator.